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The Last-Ditch Move to Provoke an Email Response

If you've exhausted every other way of getting into a conversation with a potential customer, here's one final technique that just might work.<p>Earlier this month, I explained how to write follow-up emails that you send if your intial sales emails fails to get a reply or response. In this post, I'll …

How to Dominate in the B2B Market: 6 Tips

There's no shortage of companies trying to make inroads with your customers. Here's how to edge out the competition.<p>If your business depends on selling your products or services to other companies, you understand the brutally competitive nature of the B2B market, comprised of deep-pocketed …

How to Create a Mobile Application

Are you guilty of saying the phrase, “Someone should create an app for that?” I know I am. Many people have a great idea for an app, but don’t know …

Apps

5 fresh startups that are shaking up sales automation

Sales is tough. Selling is hard.<p>Luckily, there are some cool new sales automation tools out there making life easier for today’s road warriors, reps, and outcriers.<p>Below are some new tools from startups that can give you a significant time and training edge over your competition.<p>Close.io: Make …

Startups

11 Traits of Extremely Effective Salespeople

No business succeeds without great sales. Here's how great salespeople make it happen.<p>No business can survive without sales. As much as the tech industry would like to replace salespeople with algorithms, most companies still require the human touch to prospect, cultivate, and ultimately close the …

How to go from $0 to $75,000/mo. without taking on an investor or hiring a single employee

In case you didn’t know, we (Talkroute) declined our acceptance into a well-known accelerator, and a lot of people thought we were stupid. Even after I published a ridiculously long blog post explaining why we said “no thanks,” the skeptics remained, well, skeptical.<p>But today, right here on …

Elite Eight set for Crab Cake Madness as Captain James Landing prevails in tiebreaker - Baltimore Business Journal

Captain James Landing of Canton made a valiant late-night comeback against Pappas Seafood Co., advancing to the next round of Crab Cake …

Baltimore

TRUSTING THE UNIVERSE: How to Quit Your Job and Create An Awesome Life

I was on the traditional route in life up until I was 22 years old. I was raised in a Christian presbyterian household, completed all stages of …

Filament Labs takes $1M to build its patient aftercare 'nagging' platform

You’ve probably had some kind of medical treatment where the doctor gave you a list of things to do every day while your body healed. Doctors usually give instructions like this to you in a handful of mimeographed papers, which are often lost or thrown away.<p>It’s a big issue for doctors, because …

Dropbox’s photo app Carousel aims to improve your phone’s photo gallery

<i>Each week we trawl through the internet’s jumble sale of apps to bring you a cool, new app that will hopefully improve your life in some way.</i><p>Carousel is Dropbox’s new addition to the app world, promising to be an improved version of your photo gallery on iOS or Android.<p>No more photo lag<p>If you’re …

UMBC launches master's program in health IT - Baltimore Business Journal

University of Maryland, Baltimore County is looking to get in on an up-and-coming segment of Maryland’s technology sector.<p>The university will launch …

5 Signs You Should Break Up with Your Business Partner

When you’re fresh out of college or want to work for yourself, starting a business and partnering up with someone is the exciting way to go. Going …

How High-Growth Companies Can Preserve Their Startup Cultures

Our company, Nextiva, was launched in 2008 with a small team and a small office. This year we are on par to employ over 400 people. While this growth …

Employment

An Almost Foolproof Way to Achieve Every Goal You Set

Step One: Stop focusing on the actual goal.<p>I love setting goals.<p>Unfortunately, my goals don't always love me back.<p>I've tried using silence to accomplish a goal, and I've tried to sneak up on big goals, and although those strategies work, they're hardly foolproof.<p>Fortunately James Clear, an …

7 great companies that really should not exist

Airbnb, Tinder, Yplan. These youth-focused, mobile-savvy companies are all seeing rocketing user figures and phenomenal growth. But they didn’t disrupt the travel, dating, or box office bookings markets. That had already happened thanks to the likes of Expedia and eHarmomy.<p>So how was there room for …

How to Manage the Fear and Magic of Uncertainty

In December 09, almost four years ago, I left my hometown of Sydney, Australia, a six-figure job, a girlfriend and a beautiful apartment to travel …

Government Takeover: White House Forces Obamacare Insurers To Cover Unpaid Patients At A Loss

Of all of the last-minute delays, website bungles, and Presidential whims that have marred the roll-out of Obamacare’s subsidized insurance exchanges, what happened on Thursday, December 12 will stand as one of the most lawless acts yet committed by this administration. The White House—having …

Trio of Baltimore-area businessmen look to invest in health care firms - Baltimore Business Journal

Aging baby boomers, Obamacare and a greater push toward electronic medical records.<p>Three Baltimore-area investment heavyweights — Paul Silber, Rick …

FOCUS TRAINR App Transforms Wearable Fitness Devices from Data Trackers into Virtual Personal Trainers

<b>New smartwatch/smartphone app is first to provide automatic exercise-recognition capabilities to wearable fitness devices starting with Samsung Galaxy Gear</b><p>LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 10, 2013–<p>FOCUS, a newly formed creative startup dedicated to advancing the future of fitness monitoring …

MedStar, Cleveland Clinic alliance reach licensing deal on medical device - Baltimore Business Journal

MedStar Health and the Cleveland Clinic said Monday they'd signed a deal with a Maryland company to license patent rights for a medical device that …

Payments startup Bill.com scores $38M

Bill.com, a payment and invoicing service startup, has raised a fresh $38 million round of funding, the company announced today.<p>The startup has developed a cloud-based system to make it safe and easy for businesses to adopt electronic payments, thus eliminating the need to manage all the cumbersome …

10 Overlooked Bookkeeping Strategies

Q. Name one overlooked bookkeeping strategy you would recommend to new entrepreneurs.<p>The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur …

Small Business

Big Ideas From The Forbes Healthcare Summit

The Forbes Healthcare Summit in New York last week brought together very senior people across the U.S. healthcare spectrum: CEOs of big insurance companies, R&D heads of top pharma companies, CEOs of major medical centers, and CEOs of a few of the key upstarts: AthenaHeath, ASAP Urgent Care, …